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correspondent savannah guthrie is here with us in our new york studios with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, colbert submitted prepared written remarking before his testimony, and they looked straightforward enough. when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important complicated issue, and i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. >> reporter: one congressman initially asked him to leave. >> you run your show, we run the committee. but what do you say to that, stephen? >> reporter: but the testimony went on for several uncomfortable minutes. though not every member gave him undivided attention.
with us this afternoon in the 2:00 eastern hour. seven ways to save money around your house. at 3:00 p.m. eastern time, what do you do when your prescriptions are pulled off the market? at 4:00 eastern time, there were changes with health care nationally this week. how did this impact your current health care insurance. we have some answers for you. i'm fredericka whitfield. "your $$$$$" starts right now. >>> the great recession is finally over. where are the jobs? i'm ali velshi and this is "your $$$$$." the great depression came to an end in june 2009, that is according to the national bureau of economic research. they are the people who actually make these decisions. they say it's over and they take their time making that decision, as you can see. now, the recession claimed more than 7.3 million jobs. since the recession has ended, however, the economy has lost another 329,000 jobs. that's net. that's what we've gained minus what we've lost. we're still down another 329,000. the road ahead, the economists are projecting unemployment in the united states currently at 9.6% will remain
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
the iran's president after mahmoud ahmadinejad suggested that the u.s. could be behind the 9/11 attacks. the president called the comments hateful. iran's president is not backing down. >> reporter: president obama has some strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive. it was hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming mahmoud ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan, just a little north of ground zero where families lost their loved ones. for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: mushing claims most of the world and most americans are suspicious about what happened at ground zero and says the u.s. government used 9/11 to justify two wars. >> under the pretext of that event two countries were invaded and up till now, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama insists ahmadinejad does not represent the people of iran. >
details coming up. >>> plus an azing medical story. four years ago dr. richard edward lost the use of his hands in a brush fire. now he has a new set of hands after jt the third double hand transplant in the united states. we will meet ricrd edwards and find out how he's doingn a few minutes. >> remarkable story. and live from new york it's "saturday night." 36 seasons. that's amazing. we h a chance to meet with the cast members about the new season. we'll tell you what to expect coming up. >> i left the studio yesterday morning. there was a line of people camping out trying to get into the show. >> they're out there now trying to pick up tickets. >>> first, with the mid-term elections around the corner a look back at t week in politics beginning with political theater. savannah guthrie reports. >> reporter: on capitol hill friday, morevidence of why some americans thinkashington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert was billed as an expert witness on farm labor and testified in character. >> congresswoman loffgrin asked me to use my vast experience as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy t
republicans are making. elect us and we'll make changes or at the very least put the brakes on presiden obama's agenda. >> mike viqueira, thanks. >>> tomorrow on "meet the press," just weeks before the midterm elections, an exclusive debate between two key party leaders. representative mike pence of indiana will square off against maryland congressman chris van hollen. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." check your local nbc listings. >>> another week of gains in the books for the stock market. that's the fourth in a row now. but will this slow trend upward continue into a holiday season that many analysts believe will not get a big financial push from consumers? vera gibbons, economic analyst for msnbc is joining us. >> i accidentally stuck my head into that last clip. sorry. >> we love to see you any way we can. >> what about the gains here. >> i think it just has to do with the fact there's less pessimism about the future direction of the economy. durable goods came in better than expected. spending is up. it raises hopes this recovery actually is on firmer ground. we're on track for se
shine in one use. real shine, for real life. yours. [ female announcer ] new aveeno nourish plus shine. >>> next on msnbc saturday, taking aim. president obama fires away on the gop pledge to america. also ahead, she's not footloose or fancy free, but lindsay lohan is out of jail again. coming up, how she got out this time. >>> plus parental misguidance. the fallout from a videotaped fight between two teen aged girls leaves one of their mothers facing charges of child abuse. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to msnbc saturday. i'm alex witt. it is 11 a.m. precisely out here on the east coast. first we go washington. president obama slamming the gop over its newly unveiled agenda. house republicans first shared their pledge to america on th z thursday. it is a new way forward that hasn't been tried in washington. but this morning the president says, the pledge is full of old ideas. >> many were the very same policies that led to the economic crisis in the first place, which isn't surprising since many of the leaders were among the architects of that failed policy. >> good saturday mo
, who covers capitol hill for "the new york times." thanks for being back with us. so what's this delay all about? >> well, the senate clearly doesn't want to get embroiled in this issue before the election. it's just too unpredictable and the story line for democrats is clean, as things stand now. they're making the case that republicans would block tax relief for the middle class to hold out for tax break force the wealthy. republicans, of course shall want to extend those tax cuts for everyone. and so it's easier in the view of democrats to push this until a lame duck session. the political situation will obviously be less intense then. but as you said, the house speaker today left open the possibility of forcing a vote. and that could get really interesting next week. >> woodruff: now why the different calculus in the senate and in the house. >> the calculus probably isn't different. the conventional wisdom still is that in the end the house will decide to go home and campaign without taking this vote. but there's no reason for speaker pelosi to relent right now when she thinks she'
they'll come up with. otherwise, they may be used as political pawns. >> how concerned are you and other observers of the situation for josh fattal and shane bauer. the united states doesn't traditionally bargain with countries like this trying to use bargaining chips to get them released. >> they've made it clear they're not going to trade any prisoners or anything like that. the future looks a little ominous for them. it's been a long time in very, very hard conditions. when we were back in iran in may, they gave a press conference for the three of them. >> i remember that. >> and they looked tired. i mean, a year at that point in an irrain yan jail had taken a emotional and physical toll on them. they feel one third free that sara has been released, but it has to be tough being left behind there. >> ali arazi, thanks so much. >>> a rising tea party star falling behind in the polls. christine o'donnell is trailing chris coons. in the newest cnn/time opinion research poll. i'm joined now live by deputy clinical director mark murray. good morning again. >> good morning, alex. >
of the constitution i have to cite or use in this bill and this is symbolic with important. >> paul: kim, where does this fall short? >> there's a couple of one, ear marks, the republicans, house republicans unilaterally disavowed them and that was a mark in their favor among a lot of vote,er, this as things rocked from the new pledge and i think they were hoping no one would notice, but i think they don't understand how symbolic this has become for a lot of tea party voters in particular and independents so that's not good. also, not a lot on good tax policy and the problem there's a big focus in here on spending caps and reducing the deficit, but if you don't have policies out there growing the government, you're never really going to get out of this debt, i'm sorry, growing the economy. >> paul: growing the economy. >> sorry, growing the economy, you're never going to get out of the deficits. they don't have as much on that and have to work on it. >> paul: that's where they are going to fall short. >> they're in the new media age, we're talking ear marks and process reform, for an entire year, th
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